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Leaning tower of Collard Tree

Posted by sdmarkus SoCal (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 23, 13 at 14:20

I've been a bad collard dad. My collard tree was not given enough structure in it's youth and is now grown astray.

I really like this plant and would like to help it reach it's true potential. Any way to upright this bad boy? There is new growth at the base, should I prune some of the older?

Many thanks,


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RE: Leaning tower of Collard Tree

I'd say prune some of the old growth.

RE: Leaning tower of Collard Tree

LOL... yes! Try eating some! From the bottom up. Stick a stake or piece of rebar in the ground and tie off to straighten it out some.

It's true potential is to harvest as it grows.


RE: Leaning tower of Collard Tree

Are you trying to let it go to seed? I would harvest some of them lower leaves and eat them. I let my vates go to seed and just harvested the pods.

RE: Leaning tower of Collard Tree

Thanks folks...not trying to let it go to seed, just need to be better about harvesting the leaves. We'll see if we can get this plant back on track!:)

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